Accessibility

Apple’s New Accessibility Website Showcases Latest Features

Apple has kicked off its "Hello Again" media event by emphasizing the company's focus on building products for every single person, and that includes people with disabilities. As of today, the company has a dedicated Accessibility page on its official website showing how its products can be used by people with disabilities. The page lists...

Dropbox Security Concern Addressed by macOS Sierra, Now Explicitly Asking For Permissions

Following several reports released earlier this month outlining Dropbox-related security concerns, developer Phil Stokes has confirmed in a blog post that macOS Sierra addresses the concern. Apple's latest version of their desktop operating system pops up a dialog asking the user to grant the Dropbox client permission to Accessibility. Concerns against the Dropbox client for Mac were...

Twitter Makes Images Accessible to the Visually Impaired

Starting today, people can add descriptions also known as alternative text (alt text) to images in Tweets using their iOS and Android apps, a new feature introduced by Twitter today that makes Tweets with images accessible to the visually impaired. "With this update, we’re empowering everyone to ensure content shared on Twitter is accessible to the...

AgileBits Details the Accessibility Features in 1Password for iOS

In an official blog post at AgileBits, the developers have detailed some of the technologies they have taken advantage of to improve accessibility in 1Password for iOS. From large type fonts to colourful numbers in passwords for those with impaired vision, 1Password offers a variety of accessibility features for all. Colour Vision Deficiency and Password Readability As...

Apple’s VoiceOver Honoured By American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind announced today that it will honour Apple for breakthroughs in accessible technology with a prestigious Helen Keller Achievement Award at a special gala scheduled in New York City on June 18. Alongside Apple, the AFB will also honour Charlie Cox a British actor, Ward Marston, a musician/recording engineer with...

Apple Details Built-In Accessibility Features of Apple Watch

Apple's devices include a setting option called Accessibility, and the Apple Watch is no exception. In an Apple Watch microsite called Accessibility, the company explains the assistive technologies and features built into their latest device, which can be activated on the device itself or through an iPhone. For the vision impaired, the Apple Watch provides...

Dropbox Makes Significant Accessibility Improvements to iOS App

Dropbox has just updated its iOS app with a handful of new accessibility features in its continued effort to make sure "it’s simple and easy to get stuff done”. In an official blog post, Dropbox notes that all of these new updates have helped them successfully earn the “fully accessible with VoiceOver” and “easy to navigate and use”...

How an Autistic Boy Became Best Friends with Apple’s Siri

A few days ago, The New York Times published a heartwarming story of an autistic boy who became best friends with Apple’s Siri. Gus, a 13-year-old boy who has autism, views Siri as more than a virtual assistant. Apple’s Siri has become more like a friend to him, who listens to him and answers his...